Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Aug
4
Wed
Lehigh Gap Walking Tour @ LGNC
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lehigh Gap Walking Tour @ LGNC

Discover the history, ecology, and geology of the Lehigh Gap as we walk along the ADA-accessible D&L Trail!

Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. Please register through EventBrite at this link: https://bit.ly/LGNC_Walking_Tour_21. In accordance with current CDC COVID-19 guidelines, masks will not be required for participants who are fully vaccinated.

Aug
5
Thu
Beginner Bird Walks @ LGNC
Aug 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Beginner Bird Walks @ LGNC

Join LGNC for a morning bird walk on the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge! Binoculars will be provided to those who do not have them. Although these walks will be geared toward beginner birders, all are welcome to attend.

Registration is required and limited to ten participants. Please register through EventBrite at this link: https://bit.ly/LGNC_Birds_21. In accordance with current CDC COVID-19 guidelines, masks will not be required for participants who are fully vaccinated.

Composting 101 (Virtual)
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Composting 101 (Virtual)

Are you interested in having more lush and healthy plants or reusing your food scraps to really get a bang for your buck? If so, join Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s Composting 101 Zoom course where we will discuss what compost is, how it works, and the steps to compost in your own kitchen at home!

Register here!

Aug
10
Tue
Native Plant Species Spotlight: Succulents/Cacti (Virtual)
Aug 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Native Plant Species Spotlight: Succulents/Cacti (Virtual)

Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s virtual Native Plant Species Spotlights will highlight various native plants found in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Learn about the importance of common native plants, as well as the many benefits that natives can provide for wildlife and people alike!

This week’s native plant spotlight will feature succulents/cacti!

Register here!

Nov
18
Thu
Cabin Fever Book Club
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cabin Fever Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Erik Larson’s Isaac’s Storm!

About the Cabin Fever Book Club:

The Cabin Fever Book Club meets once a month during the fall and winter months to discuss fascinating books on such topics as ecology, environmental history, and environmentalism. The 2021-22 Cabin Fever Book Club meetings will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the dates listed below! Books will be available at the Palmerton and Slatington libraries, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, and on Amazon.com (at a cost). Please contact us at mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions, or if you would like to lead a discussion!

Until we can safely meet in person again, all Book Club meetings will take place on Zoom.

2021-2022 Cabin Fever Book Club Reading List:

November 18, 2021: Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
December 16, 2021: Have Dog Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto
January 20, 2022: The Last Viking by Stephen R. Bown
February 17, 2022: Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy
March 17, 2022: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Dec
16
Thu
Cabin Fever Book Club
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cabin Fever Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Stephen Kuusisto’s Have Dog Will Travel!

About the Cabin Fever Book Club:

The Cabin Fever Book Club meets once a month during the fall and winter months to discuss fascinating books on such topics as ecology, environmental history, and environmentalism. The 2021-22 Cabin Fever Book Club meetings will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the dates listed below! Books will be available at the Palmerton and Slatington libraries, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, and on Amazon.com (at a cost). Please contact us at mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions, or if you would like to lead a discussion!

Until we can safely meet in person again, all Book Club meetings will take place on Zoom.

2021-2022 Cabin Fever Book Club Reading List:

November 18, 2021: Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
December 16, 2021: Have Dog Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto
January 20, 2022: The Last Viking by Stephen R. Bown
February 17, 2022: Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy
March 17, 2022: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Jan
20
Thu
Cabin Fever Book Club
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cabin Fever Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Stephen R. Bown’s The Last Viking!

About the Cabin Fever Book Club:

The Cabin Fever Book Club meets once a month during the fall and winter months to discuss fascinating books on such topics as ecology, environmental history, and environmentalism. The 2021-22 Cabin Fever Book Club meetings will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the dates listed below! Books will be available at the Palmerton and Slatington libraries, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, and on Amazon.com (at a cost). Please contact us at mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions, or if you would like to lead a discussion!

Until we can safely meet in person again, all Book Club meetings will take place on Zoom.

2021-2022 Cabin Fever Book Club Reading List:

November 18, 2021: Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
December 16, 2021: Have Dog Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto
January 20, 2022: The Last Viking by Stephen R. Bown
February 17, 2022: Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy
March 17, 2022: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Feb
17
Thu
Cabin Fever Book Club
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cabin Fever Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Doug Tallamy’s Nature’s Best Hope!

About the Cabin Fever Book Club:

The Cabin Fever Book Club meets once a month during the fall and winter months to discuss fascinating books on such topics as ecology, environmental history, and environmentalism. The 2021-22 Cabin Fever Book Club meetings will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the dates listed below! Books will be available at the Palmerton and Slatington libraries, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, and on Amazon.com (at a cost). Please contact us at mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions, or if you would like to lead a discussion!

Until we can safely meet in person again, all Book Club meetings will take place on Zoom.

2021-2022 Cabin Fever Book Club Reading List:

November 18, 2021: Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
December 16, 2021: Have Dog Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto
January 20, 2022: The Last Viking by Stephen R. Bown
February 17, 2022: Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy
March 17, 2022: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Mar
17
Thu
Cabin Fever Book Club
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cabin Fever Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass!

About the Cabin Fever Book Club:

The Cabin Fever Book Club meets once a month during the fall and winter months to discuss fascinating books on such topics as ecology, environmental history, and environmentalism. The 2021-22 Cabin Fever Book Club meetings will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the dates listed below! Books will be available at the Palmerton and Slatington libraries, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, and on Amazon.com (at a cost). Please contact us at mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions, or if you would like to lead a discussion!

Until we can safely meet in person again, all Book Club meetings will take place on Zoom.

2021-2022 Cabin Fever Book Club Reading List:

November 18, 2021: Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
December 16, 2021: Have Dog Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto
January 20, 2022: The Last Viking by Stephen R. Bown
February 17, 2022: Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy
March 17, 2022: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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Michal Kubik Memorial Fund

LGNC is pleased to launch a new Memorial Fund honoring long-time member and former Board President, Michal Kubik. If you have ever attended LGNC’s Migration Fest and other events, you likely remember Michal as the friendly reptile expert who always enjoyed showing his collection of snakes, turtles, and other live animals at the Osprey House. Michal loved to share his passion for the natural world with others — both as a biology professor and as an LGNC volunteer.
Michal’s family established the Michal Kubik Memorial Fund to directly support LGNC’s educational outreach. Donations to this fund will allow LGNC to carry on Michal’s legacy and carry out his commitment to education for years to come. Please consider making a donation at this link: http://bit.ly/LGNC_Kubik_Fund
2020 Nature in Art Virtual Show!

LGNC’s 2020 Nature in Art Virtual Show is now live!

Anita Collins has put together a virtual art show of all winners from past events. To view the show please Click Here!

LGNC Online Learning Series

Introducing a new online video series from LGNC!

While our in-person programs for schools and the community are on hold for the time being, our education team has been busy creating virtual education resources for all to use and enjoy! New videos are now being posted regularly to our YouTube page. In addition to species spotlights, we are putting together a variety of science lessons and virtual tours of the Refuge!

Here is the link to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/LGNC_YouTube

Be sure to like our videos and subscribe to our channel!!!

LGNC Restoration Mini Documentary

Dan Kunkle's Retirement and LGNC Transition!

Thanks to Times News Lehighton for their recent article on Dan Kunkle’s tenure as Executive Director of LGNC! While Dan will be retiring at the end of this month, he will be joining the LGNC Board as Director Emeritus. Current staff members Chad Schwartz and Brian Birchak will serve as Co-directors of the Nature Center beginning on January 1, 2020.

Click Here for the article!!!

Remembering Bill Mineo
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Bill Mineo, one of LGNC’s founding members. We mourn the loss of this key figure in Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s creation and success. Click here for the Autumn 2017 Wildlife Activist  (#81) to read a recent Board member spotlight article on Bill. Also, click here to view Bill’s obituary. Our condolences to the family.
LGNC + Sun Club = Awesome!!!
Have you seen LGNC’s solar project on the Sun Club website?